Bigg’s (Transient)

Transient killer whales were renamed Bigg’s a couple of years ago in honour of Dr. Michael Bigg who’s research changed the way we look at these animals Bigg’s Killer Whales are significant less picky than their resident cousins when it comes to prey. Biggs hunt marine mammals. Everything from small seals to whales twice their size! Bigg’s Killer Whales are frequently found in much smaller groups than residents and their family bonds do not appear to be quite as strong. Possibly due to the stealth they require to take down their prey, Bigg’s are usually found in groups of 3-5 animals.

A Record Setting Day with Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales! – 7/4/19

A Record Setting Day with Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales! – 7/4/19

T77A Visits Herbert Inlet – 5/4/19

T77A Visits Herbert Inlet – 5/4/19

My First Time Seeing Killer Whales from Land! – 13/4/4

My First Time Seeing Killer Whales from Land! – 13/4/4

T123 Catching Some Air! – 24/11/18

Another Amazing Day in the Salish Sea – 19/5/17

Another Amazing Day in the Salish Sea – 19/5/17

Over 20 Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales in Juan de Fuca Strait! – 19/6/17

Over 20 Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales in Juan de Fuca Strait! – 19/6/17

Another Gorgeous Encounter with Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales! – 8/7/17